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September 23, 2013

SEC Whistleblower Attorney: Recognized on 2013 NY Metro Super Lawyers list

Motley Rice is proud to announce that member and securities fraud and SEC whistleblower attorney Rebecca Katz (NY) has been selected by her peers for inclusion on the 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers® list. Katz, who leads the firm’s SEC whistleblower practice, was selected in the area of securities litigation.

Katz, a former senior counsel for the SEC’s Enforcement Division, has more than 20 years of experience with complex litigation and an extensive background in both qui tam and SEC Dodd-Frank whistleblower cases. Katz represents numerous people in SEC whistleblower litigation as well as institutional investors in securities fraud class and individual actions.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Rebecca was a partner at a New York firm where she played a central management role in a number of major cases. As a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for ,i>In re Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation, No. 21-MC-92 (S.D.N.Y.), she oversaw the hundreds of coordinated actions involved in the litigation. She has represented the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico and the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board in individual securities cases against numerous defendants, including Wells Fargo & Company, for their alleged breach of contract and fiduciary duty in connection with certain investments in a securities lending program, based on state law claims. In addition, she represented the Republic of Iraq and the Iraqi people in Republic of Iraq v. ABB AG, et al., No. 08-CV-5951 (S.D.N.Y.), a case alleging corruption of the Oil-for-Food Programme that was established by the United Nations in 1995 to help provide basic necessities to Iraqi citizens.

Katz is a regular guest speaker at public pension fund conferences and has presented on issues that include emerging developments in securities litigation and the SEC whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as complex and class action litigation.

A graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, Katz was a member of the Hofstra Law Review. She is also a member of the New York City Bar Association Securities Litigation Committee.

The Super Lawyers list recognizes only five percent of lawyers in the United States and spans more than 70 practice areas, evaluating contributions to and leadership roles in the legal profession. Selections are based on an extensive rating process that relies on peer nominations and evaluations, as well as third-party research. The list is published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Learn more about the Super Lawyers selection process.

About Motley Rice LLC
Motley Rice is one of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ litigation firms. With a tradition of representing those whose rights have been violated, Motley Rice attorneys gained recognition for their pioneering asbestos lawsuits, their work with the State Attorneys General in the landmark litigation against Big Tobacco and their representation of 9/11 families in the ongoing lawsuit against terrorist financiers. The firm continues to handle complex litigation in numerous areas, including securities fraud, antitrust, consumer protection, mesothelioma, environmental contamination; prescription and over-the-counter drugs such as Fosamax®, Pradaxa® and Tylenol®; medical devices such as pelvic mesh; human rights; aviation disasters; and wrongful death. Motley Rice is headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and has additional offices in California; Connecticut; Louisiana; Washington, D.C.; New York; Rhode Island and West Virginia. For more information about Motley Rice contact Bill Narwold (CT, DC, NY, SC) at 1.800.768.4026. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter.